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When our sales team at College Ford Lincoln is asked about a quality vehicle for a first-time driver or a reliable commuter vehicle, the Ford Escape is one of our favorite recommendations.

Totally redesigned in 2020, the Escape has several models from which to choose. It offers something for everyone, including the best safety and security features around, reliability, comfortable interiors, and the latest and greatest in technology. We know you won’t be disappointed!

Safety and Security

Many of the safety and security features you’ve come to expect from Ford are standard on the Ford Escape, including:

    • Personal Safety System

This system analyzes several determining factors in case of an accident and deploys safety devices accordingly, thereby reducing airbag-related injuries. The system includes: driver and passenger dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints, front safety belts with pretensioners, energy management retractors, front crash severity sensors, restraint system warning light and back-up tone, and more.

    • Safety Canopy System

This system was designed to eliminate injuries due to the deployment of the side airbags. The system consists of: an inflatable curtain with gas generator concealed behind the headliner and above the doors of the vehicle, crash sensors, a roll-over sensor, and more.

    • Belt-Minder (Front and Second Row)

One of the easiest ways to protect passengers within a vehicle is to ensure they are wearing their seatbelts. The belt-minder is a supplemental warning to the safety belt warning function. Not only does a chime sound if an occupant hasn’t buckled their seatbelt, but a graphic illuminates in the dashboard. No one will accidentally forget their seatbelt with this feature!

    • SOS Post-Crash Alert System

This system should provide peace of mind, especially when driving on backroads or late at night. Should airbags deploy in the vehicle, this system automatically flashes the turn signal lamps and sounds the horn three times at four-second intervals, until the hazard control button or the panic button are depressed.

    • Ford MyKey, which is standard on almost all Ford models, is a critical part of our commitment to keeping first-time drivers safe. MyKey is a key custom programmed with safety features you feel are most appropriate for your teenage driver. Those features include:

    • a safety belt reminder with repeating alarm

    • low fuel light that activates earlier, allowing more time for fuel-up

    • the ability to restrict vehicle speed

    • the option to set audio systems to a maximum volume of 45%

If your model is equipped with these additional features, MyKey can be set to:

    • always be on for Advance Trac or traction control

    • 911 Assist or Emergency Assist

    • Do Not Disturb, which prevents incoming texts and phone calls while driving


The Escape gets you where you want to go, and Selectable Drive Modes are a big part of that! Designed to help you on multiple types of surfaces, this vehicle provides incredible handling by modifying the electronic stability control system and allowing you the confidence you need in all kinds of situations. Choose between Eco, Sport, Normal, Slippery, and Deep Snow/Sand.

Commuters love the available All-Wheel Drive Disconnect. The ability to disconnect the rear driveline allows for maximum fuel conservation by reducing drag and the energy demands of the drivetrain. Who doesn’t appreciate another way to save?


The spacious interior provides versatility and convenience with the 60/40 Split-Fold Down adaptability for the second-row. This driver-favorite function allows more room for those tricky, hard-to-fit finds or oddly-shaped suitcases that just don’t want to fit anywhere at all.

The all-new sliding feature provides best-in-class second-row legroom with 40.7 inches of available stretch, too. So no more complaints from the folks in the backseat!

When it comes to comfort, we didn’t forget the driver. Our 10-Way Power Driver seat with Front Row Heat makes those cold mornings a little more bearable. Included in the cockpit, you’ll also find convenient storage cubbies for all those handheld devices and grab-and-go items.


SYNC 3 brings you the power of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. With simple music search, capacitive touchscreen, enhanced voice recognition, and climate control, you can keep your eyes on the road - all the time!

FordPass with Connect is a standard feature on the Escape. As a free app available for download, this feature is a driver favorite for its roadside assistance feature alone. Run out of gas? We can bring you some. Have a flat tire? We can fix it. Need a winch out? We can do that, too! All with the touch of a button or two from your phone.

There’s never been a better time to stop in at College Ford Lincoln on 1st Avenue and see the Ford Escape for yourself. We know with just one look, it will become a favorite of yours, too!

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